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(FULL TUTORIAL ADDED!) My version of a $385 bracelet! :) chain and thread. - JEWELRY AND TRINKETS. For starters: the bracelet I made... So I was browsing some high end designer jewelry a while back, and though I never buy designer things, it's sometimes interesting to look through such items. I came across this bracelet that i thought was really cute...except it was $385! $385 bracelet. Looked simple enough. Bird and berries beach pebble necklace by birdahoy. I have engraved this beautiful beach pebble I found on my adventures around the coast with a robin perched on a berry laden bough.

bird and berries beach pebble necklace by birdahoy

It is strung with grey cotton cord and finished with a pebble toggle. Inspired by all the snow here recently, the birds are out in force looking for food in the gardens. Summer bracelets DIY. When M. came home from her camp with school, she showed me this yellow bracelet she made with 'scoubidoo' strings.

Summer bracelets DIY

One of her friends taught her how to make these and of course I wanted to have a go at it too. Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff. Did you know Mother’s Day is about a week and half away??

Boden Boulevard Necklace Knockoff

Eek!! DIY TUTORIAL and a giveaway! Happy Monday everyone!

DIY TUTORIAL and a giveaway!

Today I am going to show you how to make this necklace and introduce my first giveaway! Below are the steps to make this tulle necklace. Headband Refashion. Our headband had a flower that was starting to look a little tired and worn so we made it new again!

Headband Refashion

This braided ribbon could embellish many things— a hair clip would be cute too! These headbands would make great handmade gifts for little girls to make each other! Woven Ribbon Headband Gather a headband and about 4 1/2 yards of ribbon. Octopus Charm Tutorial by =Oborochann on deviantART. Homemade Bracelet Crafts. Friendship Bracelets {Craft Camp} DIY Wrap Bracelet. You should all know by now that we are all about stacking bracelets on our wrists.

DIY Wrap Bracelet

The more, the better. In fact . . . the most, the best! With that being said, we’ll show you how to master a version of the ever so popular wrap bracelet. It’s so simple and addicting, you’ll soon be churning out these wristlets with your eyes closed. Watercolor Petal Necklace <3 - JEWELRY AND TRINKETS. Hi lovelies!

Watercolor Petal Necklace <3 - JEWELRY AND TRINKETS

Here's my latest project... Watercolor petal necklace, inspired by this designer necklace by Lanvin below. DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet – HonestlyWTF. We’re nuts for nuts.

DIY Braided Hex Nut Bracelet – HonestlyWTF

Is there a more versatile and inexpensive DIY component than a hex nut from the hardware store? You can imagine our excitement when we first discovered Philip Crangi’s Giles & Brother Hex Collection. Honestly, nuts braided into jewelry is WTF genius! With a few items that we always seem to have lying around, we tackled the technique and made our own spine-like braided hex nut wrap bracelet. You’ll need:3 strands of cotton butcher’s twine cut into one yard pieces18 small brass hex nutsa bit of dexterity! Gather the 3 strands of twine and tie a knot at the top, leaving about 2 inches of slack. Keep your thumb at the base of the braid, holding the nut in its place. Repeat the steps, by threading the rest of the nuts to the outer pieces of twine before they are crossed over.

Bubble Wrap Necklace - Step by Step Tutorial - JEWELRY AND TRINKETS. Sponsored Content - Craft Book Excerpt The following is an excerpt from the new craft book...

Bubble Wrap Necklace - Step by Step Tutorial - JEWELRY AND TRINKETS

Jewelry Upcycled! Techniques and Projects for Reusing Metal, Plastic, Glass, Fiber, and Found ObjectsWritten by Sherri Haab and Michelle Haab Before you recycle that soda bottle, scrap that old T-shirt, or toss that broken china plate, ask yourself: “Could I use this to make something fabulous?” Impossible? Click to zoom in. Crafting MacGyver: Circular Logic. Multi Strand Finger Loop Braiding. In this Instructable, I'm going to teach you how to make Finger Loop Braids.

Multi Strand Finger Loop Braiding

With this technique you can make braids with just your hands that have 10 or more strands each. I love you because... Message in a Bottle Key Ring. Washer Necklace. Fusion Beads, bead, beading, sterling, seed beads, charm, swarovski, lampwork, glass, jewelry, pearls. HOW TO DO OFF LOOM FLAT BEAD WEAVING. Rock&Gem Online: How to Wirewrap. How to WirewrapA Faceted Pendant That Does Away With ClawsDesigned by Mavis Llewellyn, as Featured in Wired Have you ever wished for a more attractive way to mount a stone in a pendant than the old-fashioned use of "claws"? Mavis Llewellyn used wire wrapping in the project presented here, for that very reason. Mavis' pendant was the project of the month in a recent issue of Wired. Here are Mavis' step-by-step instructions for this lovely pendant project, to introduce you to one of the things wire wrapping can do.

Be aware, however, that wire wrapping is very versatile, as art forms go, and can be used not only in lapidary, but in combination with beading and even by itself, to create designs to be displayed or worn that are made of nothing but cleverly wrapped wire. A jig of some sort is often used to aid the wire wrapper (whether beading is involved or not), such as the Wigjig described in "The Wonders of Wire" in the April 1996 issue of Jewelry Crafts. Tucked Away. A quick fix leather bracelet. I mentioned it yesterday, that I actually had time for two crafts while the girls were playing. So, here's number two - a quick fix leather bracelet. Etching Brass and Copper. Etching Brass and Copper with Ferric Chloride Materials needed:Ferric Chloride Solution for etching - I found this solution at the local Radio ShackGloves, safety glasses, apronGlass or plastic dish to hold etching solutionDish for water/baking soda rinseClear packing tapeSharpie markers, or other resistcopper or brass to etchGreen scotchbrite pad for cleaning copper Safety First: Make sure to read all safety precautions that come with your feric chloride solution.

Use good ventilation, and wear proper safety gear. First, select your metal to be etched. Ferric Chloride will work on copper and brass, but not sterling silver. Choose your resist, and apply it to the metal. Once you are finished with your design, place your patterned metal face down on a clean, smooth surface. Pour the ferric chloride into your dish so it is approx 1/2 - 3/4 inch deep. Allow the metal to etch for at least 30 minutes. Check on the depth of the etch at 30 minutes. Super easy oriental bangle EDIT: step by step pics! - JEWELRY AND TRINKETS.